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#540 of 618 Re: 2004 Silverado 1500 rusted brake lines [forresth]
Oct 07, 2012 (9:11 am)
I had all the same done, rusted bleeders, rotors, except for the power steering problem. All about the same you paid. My pedal always was a tad soft, even after a new master cyl. I think it is a characteristic of the anti lock system. I still have the anti lock fuse out. Felt 10X better after doing that. Good thing is, you can feel safe now !
#541 of 618 Re: Brake line replacement cost [forresth]
Oct 08, 2012 (3:20 am)
Check ALL of your lines! I had an 03 and it too looked it was parked over a salt pile. All the following were replaced once and some twice on mine over 8 yrs , 60,000 miles. Brake lines, all PS lines, PS cooler, PS pump ( rotted hose nipple) engine oil and cooler lines ( 2x), brake, AC, transmission. Fuel line connection at the tank where they connect tot he nylon oil lines. Corrosion causes the o -ring to not seal, which causes fuel under pressure to reduce a fine gasoline spray under the truck, ( you know, the kind that causes a fine fire). MY tranny dipstick handle rusted off! The dealer replaced the exhaust heat shields several times under warranty. My bumper rusted the 1st month I owned it and before it was replaced, a GM rep to come out to see it. Took him a year to show up, by then it was an ugly mess. They replaced one and undercoated the other one. Years later, I nearly peeled the undercoated bumper off the truck by hand due to rust. There was like no metal left. There was seriously some kind of major a problem with some of those trucks. All, the GM reps could say is that 'we see no recall in our database'. I no longer see GMs in my driveway after 35 yrs. GMs customer care convinced me to buy the other US truck.
#542 of 618 Re: Brake line replacement cost [barnowl3]
Oct 08, 2012 (5:34 pm)
Anyone else besides me notice the add for a new 2012 Chevy truck on the right side of the screen at the bottom? Oh yeah, thats what i'm gonna do- I think i'll go out and just buy a brand new Chevy truck, since the one i'm driving right now is held together by the red rot that keeps falling off the truck in my driveway.
Look at the ad- I QUOTE- "Silverado- The most dependable, longest lasting full-size pickups on the road" , which means -the most dependable (at breaking down), longest lasting (the junk yards are full of em').
HA HA, I Needed to see that ad, its been a hard day!!
#543 of 618 Re: Brake line replacement cost [barnowl3]
Oct 09, 2012 (3:55 am)
Yea I was under truck this weekend and sure enough the trans lines and fuel lines are rusting away as well
I gotta tell ya though you started my day off with a smile when I read "which causes fuel under pressure to reduce a fine gasoline spray under the truck, ( you know, the kind that causes a fine fire)"
I mean really, some of the things going wrong with these General Malfunction Built Tough trucks is ridiculous. Why no recalls possibly because enough of us haven't reported to NHTSA but that's a guess. More likely GM has someone in their pocket. They'll probably be looking for another government bailout again soon too
#544 of 618 2003 1500 brake problems
Oct 15, 2012 (4:11 pm)
i own a 2003 1500 chevy. bought it new in 2002. 20,000 miles had problems w/ brakes. GM replaced them no cost to me. 40,000 miles had same problem. GM paid for 1/2 to get fixed.
65,000 miles had same problem again. GM would not do anything said it must be the way i drive! Saturday my nephew moved my truck for me and almost hit the chicken coop..NO BRAKES. I looked underneath and the brake line has a slice in it about 1/2 inch long!! the lines are completley rusted. I can fix the part that blew out or replace the entire line. It wil happen again. GM will not take resonsibilty. I live in a GM town and i've bought gm trucks for years, never again. i'd rather drive a foreign vehicle...oh wait maybe i am!! sincerly disappointed w/GM and fact that it will take a major lawsuit due to an untimely death to fix this problem, that they absolutely know about.
#545 of 618 Re: 2003 1500 brake problems [screwedup]
Oct 16, 2012 (7:01 am)
Same issues as you. Bought a brand new 2000 Silverado 2500, developed a front end shimmy problem, dealer turned the rotors at 20k under warranty, replaced the sensors. ABS still activates at 5 mph on a flat dry road. I have replaced all 4 rotors, 2 calipers and recleaned the sensors numerous times. GM doesn't care they already got our money and government bailout to boot because of their sloppy business practices while the CEO's keep getting the bonuses.
I WILL NEVER BUY ANOTHER GM PRODUCT. I tell those who are contemplating it not to as well because of their lack of customer care with persistent problems.
Buyer Beware !
#546 of 618 Re: The stories cont.... [mrfixit911]
Oct 19, 2012 (2:38 pm)
I have 2003 Silverado 2500HD 72,000 miles which just had a brake line burst, cost me $654.00 to replace all lines except the one over the rear end, done at my regular garage not dealership as they always seem to find more thighs wrong than what t originally went in for.
I hear that GM says it must be due to road salt etc, well I run my truck thru the car wash after every storm an do the undercarriage rinse as well as wash.
Also hear about you must be using truck in the snow belt, well yes, it came with a plow package from the factory, certainly not using it in Arizona!
By the way it has the plow package but has ever been used as a plow truck just happened to get a good deal on it without the blade in the spring.
You'd think that knowing a plow truck gets used in a snowbelt some adequate corrosion protection might be a good idea.
My wife as a 2003 VW GTi with a little over 100,000 miles is there s hardly any corrosion, and yes we both drive it in the snow, gets much better mileage than the truck.
#547 of 618 Road salt, good excuse.
Oct 19, 2012 (5:09 pm)
I had a 94 GM pick up for 10 yrs, never had a rust problem, and that truck ran good, put 244,000 miles on it with normal repairs except a fuel pump. I still have my 91 s10 with no rust at all. That's why I bought another Gm in 2002. What a piece of JUNK. Road salt my butt. I was told it's the brine they use now. The US has been using brine for yrs. Gm doesn't give a crap at all, and us citizens bailed them out. They took profits VS safety, and they still went bankrupt. I just spent $2000 on brake lines, hoses, calibers so i'll keep it thru this winter then out it goes before the fuel lines and everything else falls off the truck. Then it will go to the auction, I would not be able to look a buyer in the eye knowing he is buying a death trap.
i'll say it again, I'm on here for the sole reason to get GM truck owners informed before we read a post about an injury or DEATH. Get your truck brakes lines fixed now, before they give out. When it happens, and it will, it's just like a murder movie where the wife cuts the husbands brakes lines and he goes over a cliff. Ya,, it's that quick.
#548 of 618 2006 gmc Sierra abs problems
Oct 23, 2012 (6:42 pm)
The abs light has been coming on quite frequently on my 06 gmc Sierra. At slow speeds the abs makes a ratcheting sound when I'm not even touching the break. When I do push on the pedal it sometimes pulsates. It doesn't matter if it is raining or on a dirt or paved road.
Anyone have any ideas?
#549 of 618 Re: 2006 gmc Sierra abs problems [dhb4]
Oct 24, 2012 (3:48 am)
The ABS was another problem along with rusting brake and fuel lines. There was a recall where all the dealer did was blow dirt off the senors at each wheel. This didn't help. I ended up pulling the ABS fuse and cured problem. Note the ABS light will stay on all the time. Mine is a 2002 pick up. Not sure if the 2006 was recalled for this. The brake pedal would go to the floor at around 5 mph, and you won't be able to stop fast in traffic or pulling in a parking place. Pumping when this happens would help, but in a panic situation, your screwed. I don't think they figured a fix for this either. And don't forget to check ALL your brake lines for rusting ! Not sure if the 2006 was affected with that problem too.